RPS International Photography Exhibition 165

£1000 first prize for one selected photographer


The Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is the world’s longest running photography exhibition and celebrates contemporary photography from across the globe. The IPE open-call invites online submissions from new, emerging and established photographers of all ages and working in any subject or genre.

100 prints will be selected to form a group exhibition, opening in January 2024 at the Royal Photographic Society, Bristol, United Kingdom. A prize fund will be awarded to standout entrants, including an Under 30s Award, and selected photographers will also be featured in the award-winning RPS Journal and the IPE165 Zine.

Register online to submit. Entry is free for one image, and up to four images can be submitted for £18 – £30, as a series or as individual images. All entrants will receive 15% off a new RPS membership.
The RPS is an independent educational charity.


- 100 works selected for the touring exhibition, opening at RPS Gallery Bristol and touring to at least one other venue
- £1000 first prize for one selected photographer and 1-year free membership of the RPS
- £1000 award for one photographer under 30 years of age and 1-year free membership of the RPS
- An opportunity for four photographers to feature in the award-winning RPS Journal
- £250 prize voted by exhibition visitors to the RPS gallery
- Four photographers will be selected as a ‘Selector’s Spotlight’ – with a short statement as to why the work stood out will be included in the exhibition
- All selected photographers will receive a digital copy of the IPE Journal edition
- Shortlisted photographers will be celebrated on the RPS website and digital channels
- Instagram take-overs are available for shortlisted and selected photographers
- The RPS will share stand-out entries during the call-out via social media
- All entrants will be offered 15% discount on any new RPS Membership


Open to all

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The intellectual property of all entries remains with the photographer